NEBRASKA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION YOUTH BEEKEEPING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ("NBA") APPLICATION/AGREEMENT
Applications are now being accepted for our 2022 Youth Beekeeping Scholarship Program.

OBJECTIVE:
- To educate youth in the art of beekeeping to promote a better understanding of the value of honeybees to our environment and to the food chain.
- To provide an opportunity for youth to experience responsibility and enjoyment through beekeeping.
- To provide an avenue for youth to engage in an avocation and gain the potential to pursue beekeeping as a sideline or full time vocation.

THE AWARD
- A one year membership in the Nebraska Beekeepers Association.
- A beginning beekeeper seminar registration and textbook.
- A set of woodenware for a beehive - (3) medium boxes for brood, (30) medium frames/with foundation, (1) medium body, (10) medium frames/with foundation for honey super.
- A nuc or package of bees for the hive.
- Beekeeping gear: (1) hat, (1) veil, (1 pair) gloves, (1) hive tool, and (1) smoker.
- Mentoring by a NBA member for one year.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Finalists will be selected by the Youth Program Committee consisting of the President and (2) NBA board members.
The Program Committee will arrange an interview with finalists and parents/guardian.
The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant selected by the Program Committee and presented at the NBA January meeting.

DEADLINE: Complete the application below by December 1, 2021 for consideration to participate in the 2021 Youth Beekeeping Scholarship Program.

IMPORTANT: Applications are NOT complete until youth applicants have WRITTEN AND EMAILED THEIR ESSAY TO youth@nebraskabeekeepers.org. The essay MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 1, 2021. Youth applicants should write an essay of 250 words or more on why you are interested in bees and beekeeping, and what you hope to accomplish if you are chosen for this scholarship. Late entries will not be accepted.
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